Romelu Lukaku basically told Alexis Sanchez that Manchester is a bit of a sh*thole in comparison to Milan.
Sanchez is expected to join former United teammate Lukaku at Inter Milan this week after a breakthrough was found in negotiations over a loan deal.
Lukaku was one of few allies the Chilean had throughout his ill-fated Old Trafford spell, and the forward played a key part in Sanchez’s impending move to Italy.
The Daily Mail say the Belgian ‘had initiated numerous telephone conversations’ with Sanchez, practically ‘begging’ him to join him.
Lukaku informed Sanchez of ‘the beauty of Milan and the immediate impression the area has had upon him’.
He ‘sold the vision’ not necessarily of Inter themselves but of life in Italy, describing his new neighbourhood as ‘much more elegant and livable than Manchester’.